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Crossword....................13 Classifieds.................14 Sudoku.........................14 Dining & Spirits............15


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• It was American linguist, philosopher, historian and social critic Noam Chomsky who made the following observation: “Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can’t afford the time to think.” • If you were to choose a perfectly average snowflake and count up the number of water molecules that make it up, you’d find 180 billion of them. • Some researchers estimate that, if left to their own devices, a single breeding pair of cats could produce a whopping 354,294 offspring within five years. • It’s been reported that saloons once offered free lunches -- and made sure those lunches were heavily salted in order to encourage patrons to buy more beverages. • The word “dandelion” comes from the French phrase “dent de lion” -- supposedly so named because the jagged edges of the plant’s leaf resemble a lion’s teeth. • You’ve probably never heard of Roman emperor Elagabalus; he served for only four years -- from 218 to 222. Among his contempo-

raries he was known for his decadence and eccentricity. For example, he was notorious for hosting elaborate banquets, then putting the ancient Roman equivalent of whoopee cushions on guests’ seats. • Those who study such things say that a woman’s sense of smell is enhanced just before and during ovulation. • If you had a billion dollars, you could spend $1,000 every day for nearly 3,000 years before you ran out of cash. © 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Shoes of Glass Q: My late aunt had a small collection of about a dozen glass shoes. Are they worth keeping? — Beth, Waco, Texas A: Little glass shoes were made in hundreds of styles, shapes and colors. They were a favorite of Victorian-era collectors and cluttered parlors throughout the country, especially during the early decades of the past century. One of the better guides is “Collectible Shoes of Glass,” by Earlene Wheatley and published by Collector Books. Some typical prices are: Slipper by Daisy & Button, $75; Slipper with daisy design by Gillinder, $100; and high-button boot in frosted amber, $75. Many of the more common examples sell in the $25 to $50 range. ••• Q: I have a collection of about 50 VCR tapes

featuring mostly science-fiction movies and oddities. I have been told that they aren’t worth keeping. What is your opinion? — Steve, Fort Smith, Arkansas A: Most VCR tapes sell in the $1 to $3 range. Values depend on several factors, including condition, rarity and collectability. There are always exceptions. For example, some VCR tapes are worth several hundred dollars each, including such titles as “Evil Dead,” “Savage Intruder,” “Back for Revenge,” “Dr. Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks,” “Petrodactyl Woman” and the “Star Wars” triology. I suggest you monitor eBay to determine current prices. ••• Q: I have a Jim Beam bottle issued during the 1971 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am tournament. What is it worth? -- Stan, Colorado Springs, Colorado A: I found your bottle referenced in “Bottles: Identification and Price Guide,” by Michael Polak and published by Krause Books. According to Polak, your bottle is valued in the $5 to $7 range.

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Write to Larry Cox in care of KFWS, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, or send e-mail to Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox cannot personally answer all reader questions, nor does he do appraisals. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. © 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

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* Make your own double boiler by resting an ovenproof glass bowl on top of a pot. Fill the pot 1/4 full with water and boil. Place the glass bowl on top of the boiling water and melt away! * Want to make your own dryer softener sheets? Here’s an easy tip: Soak a washcloth in regular liquid softener. Wring out the excess softener and lay flat or hang to dry. This makes a reusable softener sheet. You can get 15 or so uses out of your cloth before it needs to be resoaked. * “When adding flour to your stand mixer, try adding the flour in one batch and covering the top with a towel. Hold in place loosely while the mixer incorporates the flour. You will not get a big dust cloud!” -- M.H. in Indiana Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.

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By Keith Roach, M.D.

Blood Test Results Wildly Different

DEAR DR. ROACH: I went in for an annual examination with my primary-care doctor, and she had my blood tested at a laboratory. She told me that I have high potassium, 5.5, and had me retake it. I did, and the test came back with a much lower level of 4.3! What could have caused the level to go up so high? Was this due to eating a lot of avocado and yogurt? I was eating a whole avocado for breakfast and a yogurt with apple and peach. Should I be seeing a specialist to recheck it? Please advise what I should do. — A.V.R. ANSWER: Avocados and yogurt are high-potassium foods, and peaches and apples are medium-potassium foods. Most people can take in high amounts of potassium without worry, since the kidney is very good at getting rid of potassium if the body doesn’t need it. I more often see low potassium levels,

from poor intake or from medications, such as diuretics, which can cause the body to lose potassium. However, some people with kidney disease (especially severe kidney disease) need to carefully watch and limit oral potassium intake. By far the biggest reason for a potassium blood test to come out abnormally high relates to the lab itself. Samples that sit around a long time or that are shaken will have broken blood cells, which release high levels of potassium into the serum, causing false elevations in the lab. If you didn’t change your diet between the two tests, there is no reason to worry at all. Your primary doctor is the right person to see. ••• DEAR DR. ROACH: I have chronic constipation, and have had this most of my life. I have used most of the bulking (husk) things that are out there. Nothing works for me. Years ago, I went to my doctor, and he said that I could use MiraLAX and use it for the rest of my life. It has worked! Now my new doctor wants me off of it, wants me to incorporate fiber into my diet. I already do this. Plus I drink a lot of water in a day. I start my day with 24 ounces of water every morning before anything else. Is there anything wrong with taking MiraLAX every day? I do not take the full dose. -- V.B. ANSWER: While I recommend non-drug treatments, such \0x00as increased water intake, high-fiber diet and exercise, as treatment for constipation, that doesn’t work for everybody. In that case, using a medication as recommended by your doctor makes sense. Polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX) is a generally safe treatment that works by increasing fluid in the bowel. It’s a good idea to use it as little as is needed to keep the stool from getting uncomfortably hard. READERS: The booklet on constipation explains this common disorder and its treatments. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Roach -- No. 504W, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. ••• Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to To view and order health pamphlets, visit, or write to Good Health, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. © 2017 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

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A Beachy Touch

January 12-18, 2017

Volume 11, Week 49

By Tresa Erickson

Not too long ago, your sister spent a week at the beach and was so impressed with what she saw that she turned her family room into a mini beach cottage. She

painted the walls a serene shade of blue, covered the furniture with white slipcovers and tossed in some nautical accessories. With Christmas coming, you would like to get her something to suit her new décor. You have loads of choices from lighthouse figurines to seashells, but the one that appeals to you the most is sea glass. Sea glass comes in two types: authentic and artificial. Authentic sea glass is the most prized. It consists of beer bottles, soda bottles, wine glasses and the like that somehow ended up in the ocean, usually by hand or a natural disaster, and were broken and battered by rocks, sand and water into small pieces of smooth, frosted glass. Authentic sea glass comes in a variety of colors. Common hues include amber, brown, clear and green, all typically from beer bottles. Less common are blue and yellow. Rare are black, bright red, gray and purple. Many people

routinely comb beaches for authentic sea glass. As a result, there is not nearly the supply there once was. Experienced collectors can usually determine the origins and age of authentic sea glass simply by studying the wear and crack patterns. Sometimes, a piece might actually contain the name of the manufacturer and a date. Because authentic sea glass is getting harder to find, some manufacturers now make artificial sea glass. They use a rock tumbler to turn glass into small pieces of smooth, frosted glass. To an untrained eye, there isn’t much difference between authentic and artificial sea glass. To an expert, the difference lies in the look and feel of the surface. Rock tumblers simply cannot recreate the etching done by waves. If you plan to go to the beach anytime soon, you may be able to find some authentic sea glass, especially if a hurricane has occurred in the area in recent years. You can clean whatever you find and have it made into jewelry or keep it as is and display it in a hurricane lamp or bowl for your sister. If you can’t find any authentic sea glass, you can always purchase some artificial sea glass. It won’t be natural, but it will convey the look your sister is after in her beach cottage family room. Either way, she is sure to love your gift and the thought you put into it.

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0DQRU|$254,000 This charming bi-level features 4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a two car garage and over 2200sqft! This beautiful home boasts newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms with quartz countertops, Pergo flooring, wood burning stove, and a large deck off the back that overlooks the back yard. This is your perfect entertaining space!


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*ODFLHU|$529,000 Beautiful updated home in a quiet cul-de-sac with an indoor pool addition. Newer gourmet kitchen complete with new upgraded cabinets, gorgeous granite counters, top of the line appliances. Newer carpet and paint. Over 5700 sq ft including 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, living room, family room, sun room, reading room and other extras! The backyard is an oasis with sprinkler system, patio and built in gas. Gas fire pit and a amazing view of the city and river! This might well be the best view in town! 3 car garage with massive RV parking. New roof.

6TXDVK%ORVVRP| $183,900 Newer Construction without the wait! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features granite counter tops, open floor plan, master suite, covered porch, sprinkler system, and an extended garage! The master suite is separate from the additional bedrooms. Seller will consider a carpet allowance.

Enjoy the good life in this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath, open concept home! This home boasts vaulted views that can be enjoyed from a large back deck. A spacious master suite, main floor laundry, dining room, living room, two additional bedrooms and a partially finished basement make this home a must see.

6DUDWRJD|$169,000 Large corner fenced lot! Super cute ranch home with 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Gorgeous newer kitchen remodel. Hardwood floors throughout the main level! Family room and living room. Bathroom materials are ready for the downstairs bathroom to be finished by new owner. Attached garage. Newer windows and roof. Covered patio. Terraced back yard.



:LQGULYHU|$198,000 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on a nice lot! Home backs up to the walking path and school! Lots of new! Family room and living room. Office area. Two large bathrooms with fantastic fixtures. One car attached garage and lots of RV parking. Wonderful back yard! Newer roof and exterior/interior paint!

4410 Shasta|$390,000


6:LOVRQ|$184,000 Completely remodeled brick home!! 6 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Both bathrooms have been remodeled with new fixtures AND tiled: surround, floor, & wall! Large kitchen with freshly painted cabinets, granite countertops! Newer sheetrock, texture, paint, & flooring throughout.

GOLF COURSE VIEW 6XQĂ RZHU| $370,000 Absolutely stunning 1 1/2 story home w/5 BR & 3.5 BA with views of PV golf course. Open floor SODQIHDWXUHVDJUHDWURRPZÂśFHLOLQJVFRUQHUJDV CONTEMPORARY fireplace, & opens to the kitchen & dining area. 4810 E. 17th| $239,000 Kitchen has newer granite counter tops & lots of This beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, home cabinet storage. Cozy master suite features a gas is situated on a large corner lot. It boasts gleaming ILUHSODFHÂśFHLOLQJV ZDONVRXWWRD5HGZRRGGHFN hardwood floors, new paint, inside and out, new roof, NEWER CONST w/incredible mountain views. Tiled master bath has a updated kitchens and bathroom and an amazing walk in shower, jet tub, dbl sinks & large closets. sunroom! This home also features a 2 car garage, RV .DOLQD%DU1XQQ| $279,000 Newer construction without the wait! Very open, 2 other BR & 1 BA on main level. Parking, a storage shed that could also be a playhouse, larger floor plan with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. a wood burning fireplace, and new windows! You really Gorgeous cabinets throughout the home including have to see to believe! granite counter tops and stone backsplash. Master bedroom has a MASSIVE walk-in closet and an en suite with a soaker tub, tile surround and double sinks. Front and backyard landscaping including a fence! Main level has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, basement has 2 additional conforming bedrooms and a bathroom!


7UDSSHUV7UDLO| $149,000 Hard to find one-level ranch style twin home on the west side. Huge family room! Separate dining room. Fantastic master bedroom with 2 closets and master bath with door out to patio and wonderful view. Low maintenance with vinyl siding. Architectural roof.

%UXKQ:D\| $195,000 The main floor of this beautiful home boasts three large bedrooms and an open floor plan. The lower level has two non-conforming bedrooms, a wood burning stove, laundry area and family room!




Darling 2 bedroom 1 bath on a corner lot. Both NEW LISTING! bedrooms are HUGE. Updates throughout the home. Hardwood floors. New paint, inside & out. Large living 942 S. 4th, Mills| $229,000 room with fireplace & built-in bookshelves. New roof Newer home without the wait! This beautiful 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with two car garage and a nice oversized detached 1 car garage. features 9 foot ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors in the kitchen and dining areas and is situated on a 7500sqft lot. The entire home has been wired for surround sound and the basement is ready to be finished!









634 E 14th Street $42,500 644 E 14th Street $55,500



This beautiful, 4 bed, 4 bath, log home sits at the base of Casper Mountain and features vaulted ceilings, city water, natural gas to home and out buildings, Malarkey shingles, Low E windows, two fireplaces that heat the entire house and amazing views! A huge wrap around deck, 3 stall garage, 42X40 outbuilding with insulated shop and concrete floor, a 4 stall log barn w/tack room and water rights from small pond that waters trees, lawn and barn, make this home perfect for horses, toys, or both!

TWO DIFFERENT Lots in the Big Tree area, either are ready for your custom built home. Great views of downtown. House plans have been drawn up and builder is ready to start building!


Give your business the exposure and traffic that it deserves! With high visibility, large reception area, 2 gas fireplaces, off street parking, and two main entrances this is a perfect space for your large or small business or businesses. The back has been separated from the front and works great as a salon! Upstairs has the possibility for more office space or a separate apartment.




1611 E. 2nd St.|$199,900




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• On Jan. 17, 1893, on the Hawaiian Islands, American sugar planters under Sanford Ballard Dole overthrow the Hawaiian monarch and establish a new provincial government with Dole as president. The coup occurred with the knowledge of the U.S. minister to Hawaii, and 300 U.S. Marines were called, allegedly to protect American lives. • On Jan. 21, 1950, in one of the most spectacular trials in U.S. history, former State Department official Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury in testimony about his involvement in a Soviet spy ring. • On Jan. 16, 1970, star centerfielder Curt Flood of the St. Louis Cardinals files suit to

protest baseball’s player reserve clause, which prevented players from moving to another team unless they were traded. The Supreme Court ruled against him in a 5-3 decision in 1972. • On Jan. 19, 1983, Klaus Barbie, the Nazi Gestapo chief of Lyons, France, during the German occupation, is arrested in Bolivia for his crimes against humanity four decades earlier. Barbie had sent thousands of French Jews and French Resistance members to their deaths in concentration camps. • On Jan. 18, 1990, District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry is arrested and charged with drug possession and the use of crack cocaine. Barry was sentenced to six months in prison, but in 1994 was again elected mayor for an unprecedented fourth term. © 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

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The Right Tires By Tresa Erickson

You have always been a car owner until a few years ago when you decided to make a change and purchased a truck. So far, you have enjoyed owning a truck, especially with all of the extra room you have to haul things around. Recently, though, you have noticed that your truck doesn’t drive as well. Have you checked out the tires? They might be past their prime and could very well be at fault. Truck tires come in four main types: off-road, allterrain, performance and highway. Off-road tires are designed for traversing all kinds of terrain from snow to sand to rock. All-terrain tires are designed for on-road performance with additional

grip for dirt, snow and wet surfaces. Performance tires are designed for pavement traction. Highway tires are designed for normal, everyday driving. To choose the right tires for your truck, you need to think about where you drive it most often. You probably don’t want highway tires if you spend most of your weekends in rugged territory. On the other hand, if all you do is drive around town on continued on page 13

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the weekends, then highway tires might be the right choice for you. Once you have an idea of the type of tires you need, you can start looking for the best deals. Shop around, and if you want better performance on the road, look for tires made from highquality material. Don’t forget to check your owner’s manual for the load index. Your new tires should be the right load index for your truck. No one can choose the right truck tires for you. Do your homework. Know the differences between the four basic types and be honest with yourself as to where you drive. Purchase the best set of tires you can afford in the proper load index for your truck.

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Seeking mature, friendly, and positive team player for part-time position at busy skin care office. Open availability a plus, afternoons and early evenings a must. Experienced with computers, invoicing and scheduling. Bring resume to Skincare by Vondi at 940 East 3rd, Suite 207 in the Casper Clinic, or email to JUST RELEASED: A NEW HOME WORKERS GUIDE HERE IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START YOUR OWN HOME BUSINESS! PLEASE SEND A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE TO: ROB M 107 NORTH REINO ROAD # 184 NEWBURY APRK, CA 91320-3710


2 positions: Field Sales person Sales/ Service Technician Selling & servicing CCTV & communication systems to drilling rigs in WY, CO, UT. Must live within 45 minutes of Casper, WY. Send resume to More info:

Work @ home. We purchase one gram of gold monthly plus, while building unlimited income. iD#TSWY Call 1-800-570-3215

Is God calling you to be a part of a ministry here in Casper?

If so, please come and check out Paradise Valley Christian School. We are taking applications for Preschool and Elementary teachers. Please contact Jeanne Boyd at 307-234-2450 (office) or 307-262-3147 (cell) for more information about openings. Applications are available upon request. Please check the school website out if have questions abou the school. The school website is:

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LANDSCAPING Green Tree, LLC Now scheduling power raking, aerating, mowing, and spring clean-up. We also offer full tree and landscape services. Licensed and insured. ISA certified arborists on staff. Call today and schedule your free estimate! (307) 267-7558


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Wild Rice & Beef Soup

Nothing says January (National Soup Month) better than a steaming bowl of hot soup!

1. In a large saucepan sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, brown meat. Stir in chicken broth, mushroom soup and carrots. 2. In a covered jar, combine evaporated milk and flour. Shake well to blend. Pour milk mixture into meat

Cold, Ice No Problem for Determined Dog DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My dog “Hank” is 14 years old and has arthritis. I’m worried about walking him in the snow this winter. Last year, his legs and paws were too sensitive for boots, so I used to put little socks on his paws and cover them with plastic sandwich bags tied with rubber bands. That worked well, but last winter I couldn’t get them on him because his legs and paws, especially the front ones, hurt too much. I’ve tried to train him to go on training pads inside the house, and he does so occasionally. However, he is adamant about going outside in the morning! -- Lauren G., via e-mail DEAR LAUREN: I know you’ve heard me and others recommend booties for dogs going out in

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mixture. Add Cheddar cheese, half & half, parsley flakes, green onion and ranch dressing. Mix well to combine. 3. Lower heat. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in uncooked rice. 4. Remove from heat, cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Gently stir just before serving. Makes 6 (1 cup) servings. * Each serving: 234 calories, 6g fat, 17g protein, 28g carb., 580mg sodium, 373mg calcium, 1g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Starch/Carbs, 1 1/2 Meat; Carb Choices: 2. © 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

freezing, icy conditions, but in this case I think you should defer to your dog’s judgment. Hank really wants to go outside, and he really does not want to wear booties. I have a feeling that he is shifting his weight around and adjusting his paws when he’s in the unfamiliar little booties, and that shifting and extra movement can exacerbate his arthritis. If it is not super-cold outside (like, below zero), and Hank has clear stretches of sidewalk, he should be just fine with a short walk each morning to do his business. Try putting a doggie vest around him to keep his core temperature up, if he’ll tolerate it. Immediately after his walk, after he sits or lies down in a warm spot, check his paws for cuts or cold spots, and keep an eye on him to make sure he’s warm enough and relatively comfortable. Send your questions or pet care tips to

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8 ounces extra-lean ground sirloin beef or turkey breast 1 (14-ounce) can Swanson Lower Sodium Fat Free Chicken Broth 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can Campbell’s Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1 (12-fluid-ounce) can evaporated fat-free milk 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup fat-free half & half 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 2 tablespoons chopped green onion 2 tablespoons fat-free ranch dressing 2/3 cup uncooked quick wild rice

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